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Dropping off waves (Waimanu)

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Life TV has a short video narrative of the sinking of Waimanu, discussed elsewhere on this site its quite a good watch https://lifetv.co/life-story/phil-2

The boat was punching into a steep sea and falling off the back of the waves, as Phil described it "like falling on to concrete"

I crewed on one trip where we had 40 knots SW about 200 nm off the coast of NZ, the boat was slamming so we reduced sail and slowed down , it was a large steel vessel, seemed to work.

be interested to hear from other members as to what they have done in similar circumstances eg

As above , slow the boat down

Lie a hull

Ease sail and reach off  etc



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